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High-speed rail releases new 2012 business plan

Original post made on Apr 4, 2012

The 212-page report contains significant changes from a draft plan that was released by the CHSRA in November 2011, including a total estimated cost that is $30 billion less, and plans for a "blended" approach to integrating high-speed trains with local transit in the Bay Area and the Los Angeles basin.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, April 3, 2012, 1:51 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Greg, a resident of Alamo
on Apr 4, 2012 at 6:06 am

I noticed there is no mention of exactly how this boondoggle is going to be funded. Could it be that there are no funding sources? We must stop this Train wreck.


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

So, Greg - do you work for Chevron? Or Southwest? Or who else is it who will profit from preventing energy-efficient statewide travel that feeds you your "talking points" to post in places like this?


Posted by Douglas, a resident of Blackhawk
on Apr 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

I agree with Greg that it is curious how the article neglected to mention how this "pet project" is going to be funded.


Posted by Woody, a resident of Danville
on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:30 pm

This entire project was a huge misrepresentation from the start. Costs underestimated, ridership overestimated, funding not secured, the list could go on and on. Only an idiot would think that the transportation mode of the 1800's is the answer today. If trains are so wonderful, why must we subsidize every passenger line in the country? Cancel the whole thing and balance the budget first.


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